NOOK® Celebrates Partnership with London Evening Standard and Beanstalk in the “Get London Reading” Initiative By Making

  NOOK® Celebrates Partnership with London Evening Standard and Beanstalk in
  the “Get London Reading” Initiative By Making Reading More Affordable Across
  the UK

NOOK^® Simple Touch eReaders Are Now Available for £29 For a Limited Time Only

NOOK to Donate 1,000 eReaders to National Literacy Charity “Beanstalk” For Use
                                  in Schools

 NOOK Offers Its Entire Award-Winning Line of eReaders and Tablets at New Low
Prices Across the UK for a Limited Time to Celebrate the Launch of “Get London

Business Wire

LONDON -- April 30, 2013

NOOK Media LLC, a subsidiary of Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world’s
largest bookseller and leading retailer of content, digital media and
educational products, announced today its support of the successful literacy
initiative, “Get London Reading,” while making reading more affordable across
the UK by offering the award-winning NOOK Simple Touch eReader at a new low
price of just £29 for a limited time only.

Jim Hilt, Managing Director Barnes & Noble, donates NOOK® eReaders to pupils
at Sacred Heart School, ...

Jim Hilt, Managing Director Barnes & Noble, donates NOOK® eReaders to pupils
at Sacred Heart School, Battersea, as the Get London Reading Initiative
welcomes new partner, NOOK by Barnes & Noble. (Photo: Business Wire)

As part of this partnership, NOOK, the award-winning eReader brand, will
donate 1,000 of its NOOK Simple Touch eReaders to Beanstalk, a national
literacy charity that recruits, vets, trains and supports volunteers in
schools. Beanstalk literacy volunteers will use NOOKs to increase the access
to digital books in key schools with high levels of illiteracy.

“Literacy is at the heart of everything we do,” said Jim Hilt, Managing
Director, Barnes & Noble. “We have a passion for everyone to experience
digital reading affordably, anytime and anywhere. It was a perfect fit when we
had the opportunity to partner on the ‘Get London Reading’  campaign. We hope
to further enrich the minds of readers of all ages across the UK and give them
affordable access to the books they love.”

As part of its involvement in the Get London Reading programme, NOOK is
offering its eReaders and tablets at special value prices for a limited time

NOOK eReaders:

  *The NOOK Simple Touch is now £29, down from £79, making it the most
    affordable and highest quality eReader on the market.
  *The NOOK^® Simple Touch GlowLight is just £69, down from £109.

NOOK Tablets:

  *NOOK^® HD now starts at £129 for the 7-inch tablet, down from £159
  *NOOK^® HD+ now starts at £179 for the 9-inch tablet, down from £229

The NOOK Simple Touch, GlowLight, HD and HD+ devices are available throughout
major UK retailers including Argos, ASDA, Blackwell’s, Foyles, Currys and PC
World, John Lewis, Sainsbury’s and Very, as well as

For further information on “Get London Reading,” the Beanstalk charity and
NOOK, please visit

About Barnes & Noble, Inc.

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS) is a Fortune 500 company and the leading
retailer of content, digital media and educational products. The company
operates 677 Barnes & Noble bookstores in 50 states, and one of the Web’s
largest e-commerce sites, ( Its NOOK Media LLC subsidiary
is a leader in the emerging digital reading and digital education markets. The
NOOK digital business offers award-winning NOOK® products and an expansive
collection of digital reading and entertainment content through the NOOK
Store™ (, while Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, LLC operates
678 bookstores serving over 4.6 million students and faculty members at
colleges and universities across the United States. Barnes & Noble is proud to
be named a J.D. Power and Associates 2012 Customer Service Champion and is
only one of 50 U.S. companies so named. Barnes & is ranked the
number one online retailer in customer satisfaction in the book, music and
video category and a Top 10 online retailer overall in customer satisfaction
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About NOOK Media LLC

NOOK reading and entertainment products make it easy to read what you love,
anywhere you like^™ with a fun, easy-to-use and immersive digital reading
experience. With NOOK, customers gain access to the expansive NOOK Store^™ of
more than 3 million digital books, plus periodicals, comics, apps, movies and
TV shows, and the ability to enjoy content across a wide array of popular
devices through free NOOK Reading Apps^™ and NOOK Video apps, available at NOOK owners receive Always Free NOOK Support in any
of Barnes & Noble’s nearly 700 bookstores. Find NOOK devices in Barnes & Noble
stores and online at, as well as leading retailers including Best
Buy, Walmart, Target and many others. NOOK products are available in the
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Carolyn J. Brown
Corporate Communications
Barnes & Noble, Inc.
(212) 633-4062
Chevi Davis
UK PR Contact
020 7395 7058
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